Dineo Sheshee Bopape. Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut/Hamburg
Films 27 Mar 2018

Artist Talk: Dineo Seshee Bopape, 22 March 2018

The Contemporary Art Society acquired her work for the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne through the Collections Fund at Frieze and she spoke about her work with Brian Cass, Head of Exhibitions from the museum.

Children are Place-Makers
Films 16 Apr 2021

CAS Consultancy Talk: Children are Place-Makers, 1 April 2021

Presented as part of the new 2021 Cambridge Festival, Children are Place-makers is a discussion about the work of ArtScapers, a children-centric programme exploring the North West Cambridge Development through the lens…

Agnes Denes, 'Wheatfield – A Confrontation', 1982

CAS Consultancy Talk – Commemoration and Confrontation: Memorials as Political Acts

Who decides what goes on a plinth and for how long? What tactics can be employed to commemorate alternate histories? Representation of under-represented people and their stories is considered alongside issues of temporality and ‘permanence’ in a 24/7 online world.

Cover image composite
Films 13 Nov 2020

CAS Consultancy Webinar: Reclaiming the High Street, 11 November 2020

CAS CONSULTANCY: CULTURE MATTERS Webinars exploring the evolving role of art and culture in the public realm   This webinar examines how vacant high street space might be repurposed to…

Rosalind Nashashibi outside The National Gallery, © The National Gallery, London
Films 25 Sep 2020

Virtual Studio Visit at The National Gallery, with Artist-in-Residence Rosalind Nashashibi and Curator Priyesh Mistry, 22 September 2020

Held at the National Gallery, this in-conversation took place between the artist Rosalind Nashashibi and Priyesh Mistry,  Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects at the museum.

John Akomfrah at his London studio, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London
Films 10 Sep 2020

Virtual studio visit with John Akomfrah, 10 September 2020

John Akomfrah discusses his upcoming show at Lisson Gallery, the events of 2020 including the BLM movement and the climate emergency, and the importance of museums to remain ethical above all else. 

Isaac Julien Portrait, 2017. Photo by Thierry Bal
Films 30 Jun 2020

Virtual studio visit with Isaac Julien, 26 June 2020

Julien generously allowed extracts from Lessons of the Hour, 2019 to be shown, one of his most recent projects which focuses on the visionary African American writer, abolitionist and freed slave Frederick Douglass.

Dorothy Cross. Photo Credit Lanka Perren
Films 15 Jun 2020

Virtual Patron studio visit with Dorothy Cross, 12 June 2020

Dorothy showed us some of her most recent work and talked about how living in such a wild location influences her practice.

Courtesy Denzil Forrester and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Films 18 May 2020

Virtual studio visit with Denzil Forrester and in-conversation with the artist and Caroline Douglas, 13 May 2020

Held on Zoom on 13 May 2020, the CAS hosted a live studio visit with Denzil Forrester at his Cornwall studio, followed by an in-conversation between the artist and CAS Director…

Berni Searle, 'Untitled (Red)'. From the 'Colour Me' series, 1998.
Films 29 May 2019

Annual Conference: Re-Writing the Canon?

Held at The Courtauld Institute of Art on 14 May 2019 The 2019 CAS Annual Conference brought together scholars, curators and museum professionals to consider significant recent initiatives in collecting, exhibitions and display,…

Cécile B. Evans, Amos’ World, 2017. Video still: Amos’ World: Episode One. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna/Rome.
Films 24 May 2018

Annual Conference – The Virtual in Museums: Hot Medium?

Held at the National Gallery on 10 May 2018 The Contemporary Art Society’s 2018 Annual Conference explored the rapid development of digital imagery in the artistic realm and its representation…

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